Here’s the shopping list to go along with this week’s menu. We still have a good bit in our pantry that was stocked while on this same budget; but I wanted to put together a menu/list that could be used by others trying to stay within a similar budget.
Shopping List By Store
2 Packages of egg noodles: 2/$1.00
Salad: $.99 (Produce Manager’s special; can be found most weekdays)
16 oz. Daisy sour cream $1.09 – $.50 off coupon from 3/16 (doubled) = $.09
1 lb baby carrots: $.88
4 lb oranges $2.00
8 oz. Block Kraft Cheese = $2.00
Honey Bunches of Oats: $2.26 – this coupon = $.26
Frozen white sweet corn: $.98
5 lb bag red potatoes: $1.98
1 lb. Ground turkey: $.99
Taco seasoning: $.29
Tortilla chips: $.99
Wild rice: $1.89
Condensed Cream of Mushroom soup: $.47
Whole Chicken: .69/lb*4.02lbs=$2.82
Total Cost for all items on this menu = $23.15
Items in green are not needed for this week’s menu.**
Items listed in blue are things I already had on hand. My total cost was: $13.48 + items in green = $14.75. (We used a Wal*Mart gift card and our total cost comes to $11.53.
*We’ve found that if you have a dollar store where everything is actually $1, you can often find some nice deals on groceries and more!
If you are reviewing this list for this $23.15 plan, you’ll see that you probably already have some of these items on hand. In addition, many of the items can be used again in weeks to come. **We prefer frozen, but you could also substitute canned vegetables to bring the cost down even further. Of course, you may not have the same stores/deals going. And it goes without saying…it’s highly likely that I’ve made mistakes on this. Please feel free to make corrections! With some couponing, browsing, and looking at Money Saving Mom for online coupons, you can most likely do even better!